From jump-jets to flightless birds. In the village of Stainton, Dave Brass has made the unusual transition from RAF pilot to one of the UK’s most successful producers of free-range eggs.
During the 1980s, David enjoyed a Royal Air Force career flying Harriers in the UK, Germany and Belize. “A real boy’s toy,” says Dave talking of the famous vertical take-off jet, which requires considerable training to handle. But his flying days were curtailed when, aged 27, he was diagnosed with diabetes.